About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography (Webbia) is a biannual journal of Systematic Botany which was founded in 1905 with a clear international perspective and vocation since its first issues. It is a peer-reviewed journal focused on contributions from Plant Taxonomy, Nomenclature, Molecular Phylogenyy, Phytogeography. Particular attention is devoted to manuscripts related to the Conservation of Plant Biodiversity. The History of Botanical Collections is also of particular interest.

The journal hosts Reviews and Points of Views on the scientific and methodological debate of Plant Taxonomy in special sections, and publishes Proceedings of Congresses, Symposia or Proceedings of national and international events. For wide-ranging monographs, the journal includes dedicated booklets/supplements.
The aim of the magazine is to be a place of debate and opportunities especially among the younger generations of Plant Taxonomists from all backgrounds and education, expanding the academic conversation in a global and intercultural vision.

Peer Review Process

Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography (Webbia) publishes high quality research and review papers, after a timely and rigorous double blind peer review process. Webbia also publishes book reviews.

Submissions are first evaluated by the Editors / Board of Directors and by the members of the Editorial Boards. If the manuscript is considered suitable for publication, it is sent to at least two reviewers. The peer review process is double-blind, whereby both referees and authors are kept anonymous. If the reviews are positive, but the manuscript requires to be revised and resubmitted, the author is expected to submit the revised version

Publication decisions by the Editors / Board of Directors are final.

Just Accepted Manuscripts

Webbia publishes Just Accepted Manuscripts. This feature allows final revision articles to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue. 

The only difference between Just Accepted Manuscript and issue publication will be the citation details and the addition of the Just Accepted publication date to the second version.

Each Just Accepted Manuscript has a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This should be included in all citations. DOIs provide a persistent, permanent way to identify manuscripts published in the online environment, even after they are assigned to a print issue.

(APC) Article Processing Charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography (Webbia) therefore levies an article-processing charge of € 100.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.

Please consider that for papers over 12 pages there is a surplus of 10 euros per additional page.

We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For more detailed information about the APC please click here.

Publication Frequency

Webbia publishes 2 times per year.

Indexing and abstracting

Webbia is indexed in:
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  • Biofuels Abstracts
  • CAB Abstracts (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux)
  • Crop Physiology Abstracts (Online)
  • Crop Science Database
  • Environmental Impact
  • Field Crop Abstracts (Online)
  • Forest Science Database
  • Forestry Abstracts (Online)
  • Global Health
  • Grasslands and Forage Abstract (Online)
  • Horticultural Science Database
  • Irrigation and Drainage Abstract (Online)
  • Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series B: Livestock Feeds and Feeding (Online)
  • Ornamental Horticulture (Online)
  • Plant Breeding Abstracts (Online)
  • Plant Genetic Resources Abstracts (Online)
  • Plant Genetics and Breeding Database
  • Plant Growth Regulator Abstracts (Online)
  • Postharvest Abstracts
  • Seed Abstracts (Online)
  • Soil Science Database
  • Soils and Fertilizers (Online)
  • TropAg & Rural
  • Veterinary Science Database
  • Weed Abstracts (Online)


  • Biological Abstracts (Online)
  • GeoRef

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